SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
FALL somerset / nj
October 21, 22, 23, 2016

friday & saturday: 10a - 6p
sunday: 10a - 5p
$8 online / $10 at the door

festival layout

kids 12 & under free
free parking
open rain or shine

garden state exhibit center
50 atrium drive
somerset, nj 08873

One of the biggest and best craft shows of its kind comes to New Jersey this October! The Sugarloaf Craft Festival will be at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset beginning October 21 for one weekend only, giving southern Mid-Atlantic residents a chance to experience the country’s best in handmade craft and design.

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival began in 1975 and has grown ever since, featuring both nationally established and locally emerging independent artisans at every stop. The work found on the festival floor is truly one of a kind, and each artist and craftsperson is meticulously curated and juried to ensure the best in creativity and quality. Anyone with an interest in arts, crafts or design will find themselves in heaven from the moment they walk into this vibrant artistic community.

A Sugarloaf craft show is a chance to buy a unique piece of art or craftsmanship directly from its creator, while also hearing the story behind its creation. With more than 250 exhibitors, you can find yourself in a sea of men’s and women’s fashion and accessories, woodworking, jewelry, photography, glassware, specialty foods and other mediums. Items are available to fit any budget, meaning you’re sure to leave with something memorable.

Both master craftspeople and local artisans alike will be giving live art and craft demonstrations throughout the weekend, letting you see the process from which they create beauty. Sugarloaf also features other artistry in the form of live music, giving you something to listen to while you browse or to enjoy on its own. There’s even an interactive children’s costume theatre, helping make the festival a true family event.

The fall Sugarloaf Crafts Festival of 2015 was a rousing success, and this year’s show looks to be even better, so make your plans today. Discounted single and group tickets are now available for online purchase. Sugarloaf also works with area hotels to provide special rates, helping you plan a whole weekend around one of the biggest arts and crafts festivals on the east coast. For more information, you can contact us or view our Frequently Asked Questions.

information

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
FALL somerset / nj
OCTOBER 21, 22, 23, 2016

KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE
FREE PARKING
OPEN RAIN OR SHINE

festival LAYOUT
$1 OFF COUPON

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 10A - 6P
SUNDAY 10A - 5P
$8 online / $10 at the door

garden STATE exhibit center
50 atrium drive
somerset, nj 08873

There's something for everyone to love at Sugarloaf Crafts Festival! Lovers of fine crafts and art will find more than 250 top artisans displaying and selling their unique creations in pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, home décor, furniture and home accessories, items for the garden, and photography. In addition to top national artists, the Festival will also introduce new and emerging artists showcasing the latest trends in handmade fashion and accessories, statement jewelry and fine art.

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Somerset also features interactive demonstrations with master craftspeople. Many of the talented artists at the show will introduce visitors to how they create their art; demonstrations include wheel thrown pottery, wood turning and metal spinning.

The show features live music. It’s the perfect accompaniment for browsing and relaxing. Middle Earth’s costume storytelling returns, providing popular children’s entertainment.

Dozens of specialty food providers will offer their tasty treats for sampling and purchasing, from the salty and savory to the sweet and succulent. Stock up the pantry, give a delicious housewarming gift, or prepare something special for your family. Enjoy soup and drink mixes, syrups, jellies and jams, candy, freshly baked breads and desserts, and herbs and spices.

The show is conveniently located in Central New Jersey.

Have questions? Contact us or click here to read some Frequently Asked Questions.

directions & hotels

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
FALL somerset / nj
OCTOBER 21, 22, 23, 2016

garden state exhibit center
50 atrium drive, somerset, nj 08873

From Scranton / Wilkes Barre / Allentown, PA

Take I-476 S (formerly PA Rt 9) to I-78 East. Take I-287 S to Exit 10 onto Easton Ave toward New Brunswick/South Bound Brook. (On exit ramp, make your very first left onto Easton Ave, northbound, toward South Bound Brook). Turn left onto Davidson Ave. Continue on Davidson for 1/2 mile. Turn left on Atrium Dr. Center is on the left.

 

sugarloaf special discount hotel rates

Visiting the show from out of town and looking for a place to stay? Sugarloaf has special rates at Somerset hotels! Make your reservation early, as rooms available at these special rates are limited. Be sure to request the "Sugarloaf Rate" when making your reservation!

Comfort Inn Somerset 732-563-1600 Sugarloaf Rate: $69/night + tax 255 Davidson Avenue Somerset, NJ 08873

Comfort Inn Somerset
732-563-1600

Sugarloaf Rate: $69/night + tax
255 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873

Holiday Inn - Somerset 732-356-1700 Sugarloaf Rate: $69/night + tax 195 Davidson Avenue Somerset, NJ 08873

Holiday Inn - Somerset
732-356-1700

Sugarloaf Rate: $69/night + tax
195 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873

Courtyard by Marriott Somerset 732-271-4555 Sugarloaf Rate: $77/night + tax 250 Davidson Avenue Somerset, NJ 08873

Courtyard by Marriott Somerset
732-271-4555

Sugarloaf Rate: $77/night + tax
250 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873

Closest Airport

Newark International Airport - (973) 961-6000

From Wilmington, DE /Philadelphia, PA

From Wilmington, take I-95 S to I-295 N over the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the NJ Turnpike North. From Northern Philadelphia, take I-276 East (PA Turnpike) to the NJ Turnpike North. From the NJ Turnpike take Exit 10 (Metuchen/ Edison) to I-287 N. From I-287 N, take Exit 10 onto Easton Ave (Rt 527 N) toward South Bound Brook (keep right on exit ramp). Turn left onto Davidson Ave. Continue on Davidson for 1/2 mile. Turn left on Atrium Dr. Center is on the left.

From Trenton, NJ

Take US Rt 1 N to I-287 N or I-195 East to the NJ Turnpike North to Exit 10 (Metuchen/Edison) to I-287 N. From I-287 N, take Exit 10 onto Easton Ave (Rt 527 N) toward South Bound Brook (keep right on exit ramp). Turn left onto Davidson Ave. Continue on Davidson for 1/2 mile. Turn left on Atrium Dr. Center is on the left.

From Paramus / Passiac, NJ

Take Exit 129 off the Garden State Parkway South to I-287 N. From I-287 N, take Exit 10 onto Easton Ave (Rt 527 N) toward South Bound Brook (keep right on exit ramp). Turn left onto Davidson Ave. Continue on Davidson for 1/2 mile. Turn left on Atrium Dr. Center is on the left.

From Newark, NJ

Take the NJ Turnpike South to Rt I-287/Rt 440 (Exit 10) toward Metuchen/Edison. Take the Rt 440 E exit on the left toward the Garden State Parkway/Perth Amboy/Outerbridge Cr. and merge onto I-287 N. From I-287 N, take Exit 10 onto Easton Ave (Rt 527 N) toward South Bound Brook (keep right on exit ramp). Turn left onto Davidson Ave. Continue on Davidson for 1/2 mile. Turn left on Atrium Dr. Center is on the left.

From George Washington Bridge – NY to NJ

From the George Washington Bridge to NJ, take the NJ Turnpike South to Rt I-287/Rt 440 (Exit 10) toward Metuchen/Edison. Take the Rt 440 E exit on the left toward the Garden State Parkway/Perth Amboy/Outerbridge Cr. and merge onto I-287 N. From I-287 N, take Exit 10 onto Easton Ave (Rt 527 N) toward South Bound Brook (keep right on exit ramp). Turn left onto Davidson Ave. Continue on Davidson for 1/2 mile. Turn left on Atrium Dr. Center is on the left.

From Long Island / Staten Island, NY

Take either I-278 West over Goethal’s Bridge to NJ Turnpike South to Rt I-287/Rt 440 (Exit 10) toward Metuchen/Edison. Take the Rt 440 E exit on the left toward the Garden State Parkway/Perth Amboy/Outerbridge Cr. and merge onto I-287 N, or take NY/NJ Rt 440 S over Outer Bridge Crossing to I-287 N. From I-287 N, take Exit 10 onto Easton Ave (Rt 527 N) toward South Bound Brook (keep right on exit ramp). Turn left onto Davidson Ave. Continue on Davidson for 1/2 mile. Turn left on Atrium Dr. Center is on the left.

festival preview / savings / coupons

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
FALL somerset / nj
OCTOBER 21, 22, 23, 2016

buying tickets when you get to the show?
print this coupon for $1 off admission!

Festival Layout

Take a glimpse into the upcoming Sugarloaf Crafts Festival with a preview of some of the best-selling Sugarloaf artists. From sparkling fine jewelry designs to delicate ceramics to fine art photography, and everything in-between. You’ll find stunning examples of Sugarloaf exhibitor work here, perfect to help you plan your trip!

Looking for a specific artist? Search or browse Fall Somerset Artists, or contact us with any questions.

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LIVE ART DEMONSTRATIONS, MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
FALL somerset / nj
OCTOBER 21, 22, 23, 2016

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Fun for Kids

MIDDLE EARTH STUDIO / INTERACTIVE PUPPET SHOW

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals are fun for the whole family. We provide Children’s Entertainment with Middle Earth Studios, a puppet show designed to enrich your child’s imagination through costume storytelling. Each puppet show engages as many as 90 children of all ages with props and costumes. Every participant becomes a part of the story as soon as the storyteller begins. The story is different every time, and every participant becomes a hero in some way.

Middle Earth Studios has delighted children at festivals and fairs around the country for years with their repertoire of enchanting fairytales and puppet shows. Now your children can enjoy Middle Earth Studios’ newest puppet show, featuring a 15-foot tall grandfather clock that’s really a time machine and the man or rather, the puppet, who invented it!

Fall Somerset artists & food exhibitors

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL
FALL SOMERSET / NJ
OCTOBER 21, 22, 23, 2016

Fine Arts
Glass
Jewelry
Leather
Metal
Miscellaneous
Music
Photography
Pottery
Specialty Food
Textiles
Wood